Dual Core Opterons <$300??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by budugu, Nov 5, 2005.

  1. budugu macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2004
    Boston, MA
    I am always amazed by the fact that when ever i think that macs are getting competitive, these x86 guys are frankly quite out there ahead by 10 miles. I just read on anandtech that dual core Opterons (retail boxes!!) are 299$. AMD opteron 165 - Dual Core 1.8 Ghz (1Ghz FSB)- 1MB per Core.

    if you cannot believe read the article here!
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    That price is for the CPU only. You need to buy a motherboard, case, PSU, RAM etc to get a working system!
  3. shadowmoses macrumors 68000


    Mar 6, 2005
    Still though it would work out far cheaper than a dual core 2.0 Powermac G5, Its promising for apple's future as it shows how much cheaper mac's should become as apple get access to a wide catologue of components at cheap prices when they switch to x86,

  4. jaduffy108 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 12, 2005
    Welcome to the Darkside

    >>>Ahhh...you have seen the Light my friend. Ok..maybe just your first glimmer. Does it make YOU winder..sorry, wonder ...is OSX worth THAT much more $$??? And to answer some other posts in this thread... One can build a SMOKIN' AMD X2(dual core) system with top notch components for $1700. (An Apple fanatic friend of mine just did it.) The comparable Apple PM would be $3k. So one **could** argue that one is paying $1300 for the "privilege" of using OSX. hmmmm.
    How Apple's pricing and marketing will or will not change with the switch to x86 remains to be seen. I hope Apple products will finally offer the hardware choices and optimized drivers, etc, etc that PCs have enjoyed for years....at competitive prices. Put that with OSX...now we're talkin'. Apple's marketshare could soar.


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